Transcript for President Trump concedes, condemns supporters who rioted
I'd like to begin by addressing the heinous attack. And the United States capitol. Like all Americans I am outraged by the violence. Lawlessness. And mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard. And federal on force to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the capital have defile the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction. You do not represent our country and to those who broke the law you'll day. We have just been through an intense election and emotions are high. But doubt tempers must be cool. And calm restored. We must get awed with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue. To contest the election results. Might all linked always to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws. To verify the identity and eligibility. Of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections. Now congress has certified the results a new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation. 20/20 has been a challenging time for our people a menacing pandemic has up ended the lives oppressors. Isolated millions and downs damage our economy and claimed countless lives. Defeating this pandemic in rebuilding the greatest economy and it will require all of us working together. It will require renewed emphasis on the civic values and patriotism. Face charity community and family. We must revitalize this sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family. To the citizens of our country serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime. And do all of my wonderful supporters. I know you are disappointed. But I also want you to know that our incredible journey is totally just beginning. Thank you use god bless you and god bless America.
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